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Faites de la Musique, Fête de la Musique

It’s almost time for la Fête de la Musique 2012. (Update: Here’s the link for all the Fête de la Musique events for 2013.) It started in 1982 when culture minister Jack Lang examined a study that showed that 5 … Continue reading

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L’échapper belle

Portrait by Snowdon Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev defected to the west at the Paris airport of Le Bourget on June 16, 1961, fifty years ago. He was in Paris with the Kirov ballet’s European tour. Apparently, the KGB suspected that Nureyev … Continue reading

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